Your Kairos moment is to let go of who you were

The ancient Greeks had two words with which they referred to time: Chronos and Kairos.

Chronos refers to time in the sequential sense. It’s where we get the word ‘chronological’ from. It is constantly moving forward, and is divided in past, present and future.

Kairos refers to particular season, period, or moment of undetermined length. It’s when something important happens.

So when Pastor Miles was teaching about the moment when a person gives their life to Christ, he referred to it as a ‘Kairos moment.’ That moment is a point of difference, where you have to let that person you used to be go.

That’s why Paul says in Colossians 3:9-10 that we “…have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him…”

That moment—when the old man is put off and the new man, who is according to the image of God, is put on—is a powerful Kairos moment.

“That is a decision you have to make! By the way, it’s a decision you have to make everyday for the rest of your life, because it (causes us to) continue to grow closer and closer to God,” said Pastor Miles.

“I remember when I went from doing cocaine to not doing cocaine. In my job, I went from partying and cursing to talking about Jesus and they’re like, “Is that the same guy?’ No! That other guy is gone! You have to be gone!”

Challenge

Identify one area of your life where the old man that Paul describes is still alive and well. Determine what must be done to “put off” the old man, so that you may be “renewed according to the image of Him” who created you. Whatever that is, do it!

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